I love to doodle. You can find me doodling when I am talking on the phone, watching TV, listening to the sermon in church, or in a teacher’s meeting. I don’t save my doodles. I don’t doodle anything of significance.
I am a very visual person, visual learner. I sometimes have trouble listening and comprehending. My mind tends to wander, to go off on its own. Therefore, I doodle.
As I doodle, the hand moves and helps me to concentrate. When fellow teachers have seen me doodling in meetings they often think I am goofing off and not listening. That is incorrect.
Doodling is my technique to stay focused. Added bonus, I enjoy the feel of the pencil or pen in my hand. So teachers, when you see a student doodling, don’t think the worst. Of course there is a time and place for doodling. I wouldn’t try it in a parent – teacher conference.